Israel has been subjected to repeated blood libels. Their details are always more or less the same. Israeli forces fight terrorists. Non-Jewish civilians die, and Israel’s right to exist is rejected by “right thinking” people the world over. In the case at hand, last Tuesday night IDF forces were carrying out counter-terror operations in Jenin—the terror capital where most of the recent terror attacks in Israel were planned. Nineteen innocent Israelis have been murdered in these attacks. Tuesday night, Palestinian terrorists opened fire on the IDF forces shortly after they entered the city. In the ensuing firefight, Abu Akleh was shot. Palestinian footage indicates fairly clearly that she was killed by the terrorists.
But facts are meaningless in a blood libel. Thus all the regular actors in contemporary morality plays are reciting their lines in turn. The Arabs, the Europeans, the Americans, the United Nations and most importantly the Arab and Western media are all playing their assigned roles and using Abu Akleh’s death as the basis of a mass indictment of Israel’s very existence. Read More …
Opinion: This post in JNS is critical to understand how Mansour Abbas’ infiltration into the Israeli Knesset was planned and what his intentions are. Other actors are involved that are using the holiest site in Judaism, the Temple Mount, as a weapon against Israel’s sovereignty.
I will include opinion sections in-between most of the article from Caroline Glick. First the players:
- Mansour Abbas
- Naphtali Bennett
- Yair Lapid
- King Abdullah II
- Joe Biden
- European Union
- Palestinian Authority
Article: Ra’am, the United Arab List, is a Muslim Brotherhood political party in Israel’s Knesset. Its leader, Mansour Abbas, fundamentally changed Israel’s political reality when he broke with 73 years of convention and joined the governing coalition last year, giving it its bare majority of one vote. With his four-seat faction, Abbas controls the fate of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s government. If Abbas bolts, the government collapses.
Abbas presents himself as a moderate leader whose only concern is the welfare of Arab Israelis. His partnership in the coalition, he proclaims, is focused on issues like sanitation and electricity, not Arab nationalism or jihad.
Given Abbas’s mild-mannered persona, Ra’am’s statements following Abu Akleh’s death were stunning. Ra’am responded to her death by demanding an international inquiry. Ra’am’s message is not simply about virtue signaling. It is a proclamation. The party that controls Israel’s government considers Israel’s governing institutions—the IDF, the police, the Health Ministry, the forensic medical institute—fundamentally illegitimate. Israel, in other words, is fundamentally illegitimate. By demanding an “international investigation,” Ra’am is effectively demanding that Israel surrender to the braying blood-libel mob.